Virtual Enterprises International is an in-school entrepreneurship program and international business simulation that encourages students to exercise their potential through creating and managing a virtual business. Guided by a teacher and business mentors, students direct business with other firms nationally and internationally. Loretto High School runs the VE firm The Animal Kingdom, Inc. The Animal Kingdom, Inc. specializes in pet and pet-related products.
Business Plan Team
The Loretto High School Virtual Enterprise Business Plan Team competed in the Tennessee Western Region Business Plan Competition in Savannah, TN, where they won first place. The team then competed at the Tennessee State Finals in Pigeon Forge, TN. This years team members include: Emma Sanders, Lauren Coggin, Jessi Diers, Tori Bottoms, and Zeb Augustin.
Midwest Region Trade Show
The Animal Kingdom, Inc. attended the annual Midwest Region Trade Show in late November. The event included over 1,500 students and over 100 virtual firms representing schools from Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York. The Animal Kingdom, Inc.was rewarded for all of their hard work and preparation for this year’s trade fair by receiving the following awards: 1st Place – Video Commercial, 1st Place – Newsletter Design, Top Ten – Flyer Design, and Honorable Mention – Booth Design.
NYC Trade Fair
In April of 2016, The Animal Kingdom will travel to New York City to attend the Virtual Enterprise International Trade Fair. They will be competing for best catalog, as well as best booth.